Covid-19 infections surges to almost 148, 000 in Myanmar

YANGON, June 17 (Xinhua) : The number of Covid-19 infections rose to 146, 768 in Myanmar on Thursday night (June 17), according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

The release said that 362 of 4, 176 samples were tested positive with no new death in the past 24 hours.

A total of 133, 346 patients have been discharged from hospitals after 130 patients have recovered on Thursday.

Covid-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 last year.

Earlier this week, Myanmar has recently detected 11 cases of Covid-19 variants for the first time, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports on Tuesday.

Two cases of Alpha variant, five cases of Delta variant and four cases of Kappa variant were found in Kale and Tamu towns of Sagaing region, Myiek town of Taninthayi region and Mandalay and Yangon regions after samples were tested on June 3, the release said.- Xinhua

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